Majority Now Favors Less Involvement By Church in Politics

There’s some good news in a new survey from the PEW Research Center. A narrow majority now believes that churches should stay out of politics by a margin of 52 percent to 45 percent. Back in 2004 a majority favored more involvement by the church in politics by a margin of 51% to 44%. What is especially remarkable is that the partisan differences are not present as in 2004. The previous survey showed that 30 percent of conservatives believed that churches should stay out of politics while 50 percent of conservatives now believe this. The Democratic Party is also seen as more friendly towards religion as compared to the 2004 survey.

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